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Defiance is an MMO third-person shooter set in a persistent universe. It was made as a tie-in to the US SyFy television series of the same name. The game takes place several decades into the future in the San Francisco Bay Area, following a war between the human race and an alien race known as the Votans. Due to their planet being destroyed, The Votans arrived on Earth hoping to find a vacant planet where they could set up a new civilization. Humans and Voltans clashed, unleashing alien power that terraformed the earth, causing the Earth's surface to change dramatically. Old species and plants became extinct, while new species emerged. The player plays as an "Ark Hunter" hired by a wealthy industrialist to search for hidden alien power.

Defiance features advanced character customization. Players have the ability to customize everything from the clothes they are wearing to their facial hair style. Players also have the option to be a Human or an Irathient, a humanoid alien species that are similar to humans. There is not a strict class system, and instead allows players to choose from one of four origins, which are veterans, outlaws, machinists, and survivalists. Origins do not affect the abilities, weapons, or outfits the player can choose, and instead just serve as a starting point and background for your character. The game's key feature is its Arkfall Events, which are dynamic events which pit humans, aliens, and monsters against one another in order to obtain expensive alien technology.


Defiance Windows Tutorial: The crash site map function.
Defiance Windows Load screens remind the player that there is a lot of additional content that can be purchased
Defiance Windows The in-game pause menu with another access point to the game shop
Defiance Windows Tutorial: Once armed the tutorial progresses to the EGO powers, these include invisibility, decoy, and blur

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ActionTrip Windows Jun 04, 2013 7.4 out of 10 74
Digital Chumps PlayStation 3 Apr 10, 2013 7.2 out of 10 72
ZTGameDomain Windows Apr 19, 2013 7 out of 10 70 Windows May 01, 2013 7 out of 10 70
GamingTrend Windows 2013 67 out of 100 67
Meristation Windows Apr 18, 2013 6.5 out of 10 65
COGConnected / Canadian Online Gamers Network Xbox 360 Apr 13, 2013 64 out of 100 64
GamesRadar PlayStation 3 Apr 18, 2013 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 Windows Apr 05, 2013 12 out of 20 60 Xbox 360 Apr 15, 2013 4 out of 10 40


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